We were watching America's Test kitchen and saw this simple recipe for a lightened version of fettucine alfredo, Cacio e Pepe. It was good but the choice of tubular pasta was weird...next time we will just use fettucine. We cooked some chicken sausage and green beans to go with it.
On Friday night, the kids made these without my help - Cake in a mug. They looked disgustingly sweet but they were happy.
Last but not least is my great Aunt Annie's Fried Chicken. We called her I.E. because that's how my oldest brother pronounced Annie when he was a tot. I.E. lived with us while we were growing up and this was one of the famous meals she would cook.
I had never made it before, but on Saturday we tried our best to imitate her simple (and sinful) recipe. We boiled two whole chickens for about 90 minutes and then pulled them apart into pieces. Then we dipped the pieces in a flour/salt/pepper mixture and cooked in the cast iron pan with butter and olive oil (mostly butter). It took me about four batches to cook all the chicken, and we kept the finished pieces warm in the oven until it was all done. This would have been MUCH easier if we had a deep fryer but we don't fry nearly enough to make that worth it. The taste certainly brought me back to childhood, and my kids couldn't get enough!
Now for a little healthier consumption.
I love seeing what other people do to stay healthy and boost their immunity, so I'm sharing mine. Let me know what I should add!
Emergen-C (in a big mug of hot water in the afternoon)
Marine Collagens (in my morning coffee)
Metamucil (in a cup of cold water to help with cholesterol levels, per my doctor's order)
Whew and that turned into a longer post than I had intended, thanks for reading! Head to Rosie's to read more :)